'New Amsterdam' Season 4 Episode 16: Will Lauren Bloom and Leyla get back together?
One of the major shake-ups in 'New Amsterdam' Season 4 is the breakup between Lauren Bloom (Janet Montgomery) and Leyla Shinwari (Shiva Kalaiselvan). When the latter realizes that Lauren had practically purchased a residency for her girlfriend by making a substantial donation to the hospital, Leyla felt betrayed and manipulated even as the doctor tried to convince her that she was just investing in Leyla's career that would go a long way.
The break-up was just the start of things going downhill for Lauren. Between suffering from Veronica Fuentes' relentless attempts to shut her down (Michelle Forbes) and later being asked to leave, to try to figure out how Leyla was doing for herself, Lauren was an absolute mess. Although the season still has a few episodes to go, it's unlikely that Lauren and Leyla will get back together by the end of the installment.
New Amsterdam creator David Schulner explained it was one of the toughest and the most reluctant of moves the team had made. "We hated to do it. We hated writing it. We hated filming it," he told TV Line. "We love them together. But Bloom needed to pay the consequences for doing something behind Leyla's back which was morally questionable.
"Their situation becomes so much more complicated now that this is out, and going forward, it takes some pretty unexpected turns that both bring them together and pull them apart, simultaneously. So it's a really incredible ride," Schulner said. Episode 16 previews a meeting between Lauren and Casey and it appears there is some trouble in store as the scene later cuts to her driving wildly as Casey screams in terror. It's been tough for the usually confident and strapping Lauren, but 'New Amsterdam' Season 4 has thrown curveballs at every character.
With 'New Amsterdam' not airing this week, viewers will have a long wait as the hit NBC medical drama will only return on April 19. Until then, it's just sincere hopes from the show's faithful that Leyla and Lauren get back together.
What are your thoughts on Lauren and Leyla getting back together by the end of the season?
'New Amsterdam' returns April 19 at 10 pm ET on NBC.